Suárez, new DCA chief, pledges continued partnership with NJAA as association opens its annual conference and expo

The New Jersey Apartment Association kicked off its annual conference and expo in Atlantic City with a keynote from Jacquelyn Suárez, the new head of the state’s Department of Community Affairs, who pledged to continue the agency’s strong working relationship with the multifamily industry as it looks to expand housing opportunities across New Jersey.

EDA to host info session this week at Stockton’s Atlantic City campus for new Emerging Developers Grant program

The state Economic Development Authority is headed to Atlantic City this week to host an in-person information session for its new $20 million Emerging Developers Fund.

SLIDESHOW: Atlantic Builders Convention kicks off in Atlantic City

The region’s homebuilding industry took center stage this week as the Atlantic Builders Convention kicked off with its largest crowd and largest slate of exhibitors in years, drawing thousands to the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Atlantic City for the multiday event.

Show time: Atlantic Builders Convention set to begin with new venue, new energy as housing industry eyes tailwinds in 2024

The Atlantic Builders Convention will kick off this week at a new venue for the first time in five years, bringing a crowd of thousands to the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Atlantic City. That comes with new excitement, but organizers say the buzz is about more than just a change of scenery. They also point to growing membership, growing engagement and a more diverse slate of exhibitors, along with signs of progress on key public policy initiatives to streamline new construction and improve housing affordability in New Jersey.

EDA approves $25 million in grants for Newark, Atlantic City commercial corridors

State officials are sending more than $25 million in grant funds to support 13 businesses and commercial projects in the downtowns of Newark and Atlantic City.

‘We’ve just scratched the surface:’ Morris sees continued investments in workforce, property as Hard Rock marks five years in Atlantic City

Five years in, the work has only just begun for the team behind the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Atlantic City. That’s according to Jack Morris, the real estate magnate and co-owner of the boardwalk resort, who said the partnership plans to continue the types of investments that have defined the property since it opened in 2018. That includes everything from renovated suites and a new high-end lounge overlooking the Atlantic Ocean to an ongoing focus on rehabilitating and employing former nonviolent offenders in the city.

EDA unveils grant program for development, art projects in transit-served urban areas

The state Economic Development Authority has launched a grant program aimed at sparking new development and art projects in cities that are served by mass transit but saw a drop in commuter foot traffic during the COVID-19 pandemic.

NPLA Conference unveils speaker, entertainment lineup for June event in Atlantic City

The organizer of the nation’s largest private lending conference, slated for mid-June, has unveiled the event’s lineup of networking, education and entertainment.

Stockton debuts second residence hall in Atlantic City, adding 416 beds to growing campus

Stockton University has opened the doors to a second residence hall in Atlantic City, in another key step toward revitalizing and growing the resort town beyond its historic casino industry.

Atlantic Builders Convention returns with renewed energy, focus on housing affordability

Thousands of homebuilders and service providers flocked to Atlantic City this week for the return of the Atlantic Builders Convention, where the breadth of the industry was on full display alongside a renewed focus on housing affordability.